And of course we all know that slavery is fun. After all everybody's doing it **rolls eyes**Originally posted by EinBebop To answer a question started in another thread... there are a few reasons that people take issue with Song of the South.
1) depiction of slaves -- the movie starts and ends with a bunch of happy, unsupervised slaves singing about how great their life is. "Sugercoating" is the word that is often used.
The Tar Baby scene was ALWAYS the biggest bone of contentment from what I remember. its been SO LONG since I've seen it though. Dick moores (Gasoline Alley) did a comic adaption of it for Disney Comics and it was printed sometime in the 80's version of Walt Disney's Comics And Stories. Unfortunately thats been banned too from what I hear. I wish I had access to my old stack of Disney comics...2) racial stereotypes -- the tar baby immediately comes to mind, but it's been sooooo many years since I've seen this movie that I can't recall too much else.
But as far as I knew it was the Tar Baby and something else, but I cant be too sure.
I saw this part in my History of 2D Animation class at school.Song of the South was based on stories told to a young white boy by a slave. The recipient of the story went on to publish "Uncle Remus's" stories in several volumes which were fairly popular in the early part of the century. Walt Disney was one of the fans.
It splits between the live action scenes of the boy and the Brer Rabbit stories. Its actually a young black boy and I think a young black boy. the slaves go ballistic (exaggeration) when the boy goes missing. :P But it turns out he's with Uncle Remus listening to stories ^^
Yup. I dont think they acknowledged it ANYWHEREThe last time Song of the South was released publicly in any form was in 1986, and cause a bit of an uproar. It's 50th anniversary was about five years ago, and passed by with barely a whisper from Disney.
Any and all brer characters hail from SoTS - but you wont ever hear where they come fromIt's still lives on in a sense at Disneyland's Splash Mountain -- many of the characters seen on that ride were from Song of the South. [/B]
Everytime I've went to Disney World I've always seen Brer Fox and Brer bear - but I NEVER see Brer Rabbit except on the Splash mountain logo. I dunno if they've changed that though